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Barracuda jumps into kayak, bites woman in Keys
tbo ^ | October 18, 2010

Posted on 10/18/2010 8:25:10 AM PDT by JoeProBono

KEY WEST - A woman remains hospitalized after being bitten in the chest by a barracuda while kayaking in the Florida Keys.

The Coast Guard says the 45-year-old woman and a male companion were kayaking Sunday evening near Big Pine Key when the fish jumped into the vessel and bit her....

(Excerpt) Read more at 2.tbo.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: barracuda; fish; fishing; kayak

FILE PHOTO: Kayak Fishing For Barracuda


1 posted on 10/18/2010 8:25:15 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Caused by Global Climate Disruption; Bush’s fault.


2 posted on 10/18/2010 8:26:08 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: JoeProBono

I hate being bitten in the keys.


3 posted on 10/18/2010 8:26:56 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: JoeProBono

Bit in the keys? Are a woman’s keys called something else?


4 posted on 10/18/2010 8:27:25 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: JoeProBono

the big fish is in the house!


5 posted on 10/18/2010 8:27:39 AM PDT by rahbert
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To: Larry Lucido

I got bitten in the islands once and it wasn’t funny.


6 posted on 10/18/2010 8:28:16 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: JoeProBono

Sarah ‘Barracuda’ Palin will never win the Presidency after this.


7 posted on 10/18/2010 8:28:18 AM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: WakeUpAndVote; Larry Lucido
> Bit in the keys? Are a woman’s keys called something else?

Yes, but it's not a polite term. You don't want to get yourself banned from FR for using the term unwisely.

:)

8 posted on 10/18/2010 8:29:46 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Larry Lucido
I hate being bitten in the keys.

I was bitten in the keyster once.

9 posted on 10/18/2010 8:33:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Blueflag
Barracuda are nasty critters. I have a stuffed one hanging on a wall in my family room. Caught it on my honeymoon in Fl. 47 years ago.

Last year I caught a tiger muskie in the Adirondacks, while fishing from a canoe with four lb. test fishing line. Took me 20 minutes to bring it to the boat and then it drilled a hole in the net. I didn't keep that fish, it had lots of big teeth and looked similar to the barracuda.

10 posted on 10/18/2010 8:33:51 AM PDT by mia
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To: Larry Lucido

“Keys” is short for “keister”.


11 posted on 10/18/2010 8:34:20 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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To: JoeProBono

I’ve seen anchovies swarming and trying to escape baracudas by jumping out of the water ... followed up and out of the water by baracudas.

Hmmm ... Our Barak is now chasing the rich out of the water, while feeding on them.


12 posted on 10/18/2010 8:35:46 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: rrrod; Anoreth

Let’s be careful out there ...


13 posted on 10/18/2010 8:37:16 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Be nice to venomous snakes. They only want to eat a mouse!)
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To: JoeProBono


14 posted on 10/18/2010 8:37:26 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

there is a moose/sister bite joke here somewhere...

but’ i’ll be damned if I can find it


15 posted on 10/18/2010 8:37:34 AM PDT by Mr. K (Job #1 of next Congress- DEFUND THE LEFT (#2 repeal obamacare))
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To: JoeProBono

Is that a bank of clouds in the background of that file photo, or a snow-capped mountain range? It looks like mountains to me, and I didn’t think that ‘cuda were cold water creatures. Guess I might learn my ‘something’ for today ... happens everyday.


16 posted on 10/18/2010 8:38:08 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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That was a ‘65 Plymouth Barracuda, btw.


17 posted on 10/18/2010 8:39:10 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Photo: Kayak fishing in Hawaii


18 posted on 10/18/2010 8:41:44 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: ETL

Now I feel old ... as I can remember when the Baracuda sold new for $1600.


19 posted on 10/18/2010 8:41:46 AM PDT by dartuser
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To: JoeProBono

Caught(Hooked) about 3 last week, 2 were jumpers. They have a tendency to shoot out of the water when they run on a tight line. They also do the same when they go after bait fish. We cut them loose when they get close to the boat to prevent us from jumping around in the boat when we bring them in. 4’ with sharp teeth bouncing around can be a problem. I’ve caught them in waist high water off the causeway in Biscayne Bay years ago, with people swimming near by. I have also swam among them, we’re not in their food chain normally, but stay clear of the bait pods. :o)


20 posted on 10/18/2010 8:43:30 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear and ridicule the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: JoeProBono

Well, that would be it then. Thank you.


21 posted on 10/18/2010 8:43:43 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: JoeProBono


22 posted on 10/18/2010 8:47:05 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: JoeProBono

and the moral of the story.........don’t !u#@ around with no barracudas.....get the point el presidente!


23 posted on 10/18/2010 8:47:46 AM PDT by Ocarterma (formerly Obushma: Because he's way past Bush---he's Carter now!)
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To: Larry Lucido

A yellow jacket stung me in the keys the other day ... it was udderly painful.


24 posted on 10/18/2010 8:51:41 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: JoeProBono

Can’t blame the fish, I’ve gone for the same lures before myself.


25 posted on 10/18/2010 8:52:12 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Ocarterma

26 posted on 10/18/2010 8:52:30 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: ETL

1970 Plymouth Barracuda


27 posted on 10/18/2010 8:55:29 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

1973 Plymouth Barracuda

28 posted on 10/18/2010 9:00:18 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: JoeProBono

29 posted on 10/18/2010 9:01:04 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: JoeProBono

The article didnt mention the size of the woman’s chest.


30 posted on 10/18/2010 9:02:11 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

It was a strange weekend for violent animal stories. You have this barracuda story. Meanwhile, in the Cuyamacas east of San Diego, a fellow died from a rattlesnake bite, and in the Olympics, a hiker was killed by a mountain goat. Very odd.


31 posted on 10/18/2010 9:07:14 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: JoeProBono

I dove often in South Fla and ran into any number of Barracuda. They usually just look at you and swim off. I often swam towards them and could never get closer than where I started from. It’s amazing how dexterous they are, how effortlessly they move. Beautiful fish, but damned mean looking teeth.


32 posted on 10/18/2010 9:09:12 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: JoeProBono

If she’s anything like my ex, she had 50 keys and assorted keychains and a couple of Vera Bradley wallets and coin purses hanging off that central core key chain. She’ll be okay, no animal could bite through those keys...


33 posted on 10/18/2010 9:09:37 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Oldpuppymax

You often swarm TOWARD a school of Barracuda?


34 posted on 10/18/2010 9:12:40 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Oldpuppymax

South Florida Barracuda Fishing


35 posted on 10/18/2010 9:13:11 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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swarm = swam


36 posted on 10/18/2010 9:13:32 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
Ooh. Marty liiiiiike.
37 posted on 10/18/2010 9:37:15 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: JoeProBono

Which pocket were the keys in?


38 posted on 10/18/2010 10:21:56 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: billorites

“I got bitten in the Islands once and it wasn’t funny”.

Next time, wear a Speedo and don’t expose your “islands”. Just a thought.


39 posted on 10/18/2010 10:43:29 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Oldpuppymax

They don’t have much fear either - I don’t think they have much in the way of natural predators coming after them.

I’ve had them follow me like curious puppy dogs. That’s just a peculiar feeling - look back, big toothy fish back there - swim a 50 yards, look back, still right there.

You’re not supposed to wear shiny jewerly, watches, etc so they not induced to snap at it. But most second-stage regulators (you know the one, right on top of the tank near the back of your neck - are extremely ‘shiny’)


40 posted on 10/18/2010 11:07:18 AM PDT by Sax
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To: Sax

I mean first stage - second stage goes in your mouth!


41 posted on 10/18/2010 11:12:41 AM PDT by Sax
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To: Larry Lucido

better to be bitten in they keys than in the swimsuit area.


42 posted on 10/18/2010 2:00:07 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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